Last year some time I had the opportunity to do a sixteenth birthday cake for Sarah, this year it was her sister Kaitlyn’s turn 16 and have her own sweetheart cake. This cake was butter vanilla with choclate mousse filling covered in swiss meringue buttercream and fondant.
I get a lot of hits from people searching for butter cream cakes. Which makes me feel a little guilty, since this blog features mostly fondant cakes and its name is buttercream, so thought I would post something for those seeking cakes in their more natural state.
When my cousin asked me to do a Fancy Nancy cake, I said sure, I’d heard of Fancy Nancy. Then I realized that though I had heard of her, I didn’t know anything about her, one of the downside of having all boys. My eldest son and I were invited to the party, and although I did not dress up, Owen had a blast with a fake mustache, crown and most importantly a sword. The little girls got decked out in princess dress, feather boas, and all kinds of other finery. It was an adorable party! This cake was kid friendly vanilla cake with raspberry jam and traditional butter cream.
Baby showers are fun. This one was done a couple years ago but I just found the pictures. It was for a shower at the law firm Dave used to work for. The cake is covered in pink fondant, with stars and moon also out of fondant. This is when having an array of cookie cutters comes in handy. The baby was shaped by hand and her little blankie was cut with a scalloped pastry cutter.